Derek Essary Real Estate Agent at Condo To Castle Prop, Inc.

Derek Essary

Real Estate Agent at
Condo To Castle Prop, Inc.

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  • First Time Home Buyers
  • Foreclosures
  • Investment Properties
  • Farm Property
  • Vacation Home
  • Relocations
  • New Construction
  • Luxury Specialist
  • Retirement Specialist
  • Land Specialist

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Agent Highlights

Derek gets the job done - completing more sales than the average Gilroy agent by 13%.
Derek has great Condo experience - having sold 12 more condos than the average agent.

More about Derek Essary

Derek Essary became involved in the South Bay community at a young age through family members in real estate. Now a third-generation agent himself, Derek attributes his family's enduring passion and success to one core belief, passed down through generations: Working with a client is a long-term commitment. Derek isn't here to make a quick buck and run -- he offers his clients the highest level of service and invests in their real estate success for years to come. This outlook has helped him become one of the top-producing real estate agents in South County. Unique marketing, advanced negotiation, and unparalleled customer service: That's #TheDerekDifference. Derek quickly became one of the top producing real estate agents in South County. Best known for #TheDerekDifference, Derek strives to provide outstanding customer service and a unique marketing strategy that differentiates him from other real estate agents. He was voted "Best Realtor" by readers of Out & About Magazine. Words clients use to Derek are: Honest, Responsive, Hardworking, and Professional

B.S. in Business Administration from San Jose State University, California Licensed Real Estate Broker

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Expert in HomeLight’s Closing Services, a secure title and escrow platform


Top 5% Of Realtors Santa Clara County, #1 Agent at Condo to Castle Properties, 2020 President-Elect of South County Realtors Alliance, 2019 Vice President of South County Realtors Alliance, 2020 Board Of Directors Santa Clara County Realtors Association

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Derek Essary's Reviews & Ratings

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    • Derek was such a joy to work with! My fiance and I were first time home buyers which was overwhelming at times. But Derek made the process easy and manageable. He was always on top of things for us and made sure everything was moving along as scheduled. But it's not just that, Derek's professional but kind attitude is what sets him apart. He feels like a close friend now and I will highly recommend Derek to anyone I know looking for a home in the Bay Area!!

      - Chelsea B. - Morgan Hill, CA
    • Derek was terrific to work with! He was very easy to get ahold of and was able to answer all of our questions quickly and efficiently. We really appreciated how quickly we were able to get in to see properties we were interested in and how quickly he was putting together offers for us. He was extremely professional. Would highly recommend him!

      - Ashley T. - San Jose, CA
    • Derek was the epitome of professionalism. He handled everything and communicated timely on every step of the process which was huge for a first time home buyer. I highly recommend Derek for any buying / selling needs!

      - Roxie G. - San Jose, CA
    • Derek did a terrific job on my listing. He walked me through the process, handled the marketing and open houses, gave me tips on things to do prior to listing my home, advised me on the sale price, kept me abreast of the progress and next steps, inspections, etc. Derek has the temperament and patience required for this business. He also helped me secure my new property & address my issues and concerns. Overall, Derek was professional, knowledgeable and he made it a smooth process. I'd work with him again and recommend him if you're considering buying or selling a home!

      - Doug B. - Morgan Hill, CA
    • Honesty, integrity and caring this describes Derek. From the very 1st meeting till the close of the sale of our home, he was there to advise us and handle all details. His depth of knowledge, professionalism and exceptional marketing skills sold our home in one weekend for over asking price with 9 offers. He is creative and knows how to assist you making decisions that are best for not only you as the seller but also for the buyer. After owning our home for 28 years, we left knowing our home was sold to a family who would enjoy and appreciate its beauty as we did. I have and will continue to refer only Derek to anyone who needs to purchase or sell a home. What a great Experience !

      - Cindy G. - San Martin, CA
    • Derek is a pleasure to work with. He went above and beyond to take care of the sale of my mother's home. He kept all the family members informed of the progress with house, he cleaned windows and found someone to clear the weeds and so much more. He calmly and accurately explained everything so that my mom felt so comfortable with him. I highly recommend him; He really knows how to sell a home in the south bay.Thank you, Derek!

      - Michelle M. - Morgan Hill, CA
    • Derek was AMAZING when I needed help selling my grandparent's home turned parent's rental property. He came ready to work at our first meeting; with all the documents required for dealing with an estate sale. He was knowledgeable about all aspects of the sale, quick to answer questions, provided comps as requested, and offered advice as we went through the process. He had a great understanding of the market and worked closely with my family on timelines to ensure everyone was happy and things got done as needed, and according to a master plan. The people he suggested we work with for services (handy man, plumber, landscaper) were all professional and timely. He made a very hard and sad event, easy and seamless. i only wish I had more houses to sell! I would highly recommend working with Derek, his energy and passion for the business is only overshadowed by his hard work and commitment.

      - Lia P. - San Jose, CA
    • THANK YOU DEREK!! Look no further for the most attentive realtor for selling your home! Derek came into the picture for my family after a very bad, uncaring realtor experience elsewhere. Within 24 hours of chatting with him about our situation, he provided us with multi-point plan in all arenas to get the house sold. He is extremely hard-working. And, for all of us out here who may be confused by real estate jargon, he is incredibly patient, explaining each step along the way. I am forever grateful!

      - Melanie K. - Morgan Hill, CA
    • I can unequivocally recommend Derek to anyone in need of realtor services. He successfully sold two vacant land parcels for me in the Morgan Hill area. Marketing of the properties was very professional, creating a fair bit of interest. He met many prospective buyers on-site to walk the lots and explain the important details first hand. Then, after going into contract, he skillfully helped to negotiate the final terms.

      - Jeff W. - Los Altos, CA
    • I have bought and sold houses with Derek three times. He is exceedingly professional and hard-working. His use of the Internet and social media is very impressive. Very honest and straightforward. I highly recommend him.

      - Ken M. - Gilroy, CA
    • We cannot recommend anyone more than Derek! Do yourselves a favor and call him ASAP, even if you may not feel ready to buy. Derek is by far one of the best realtors in the South County and works with an amazing team of lenders and escrow officers. Plus, he knows the local community and it definitely shows. Derek not only informed us that we could buy a home as a millennial, but helped us find and purchase our dream home in record time! Being first time home buyers, we were intimidated and had no idea where to start-- both geographically and in the home buying process. Luckily, we reached out to Derek and he made the entire experience SO easy. All of our questions were answered quickly and efficiently, and we could not have been more pleased with the service we were given throughout the process. Derek, we cannot thank you enough for the time and effort you spent helping us buy our dream house!

      - Tara C. - Morgan Hill, CA
    • Derek and his team at "Condo to Castle"are the best. We met Derek thru a family recommendation and he has proven his worth with professionalism and hard work. We bought our home in Morgan hill for $670k after getting outbid at least 6 times in other properties. Needless to say buying a home is very stressful and I was very upset. My wife kept looking and Derek kept drafting offers. I remember telling wife not to bother Derek on a Sunday at 7pm or something odd, she did and Derek made an offer on yet another home that same day. Derek meet with us many times, he had access to many homes on all sort of random hours due to our weird work schedules. Derek kept us well informed of all the ins and out of buying a home. Six months later my wife's uncle bought his beautiful $1.3 million home in Morgan Hill and once again Derek delivered. Just wanted to share this review with the yelp community and show some gratitude towards our realtor.

      - Efrain B. - Morgan Hill, CA
    • We love Derek! He is honest, diligent, hard-working, and knowledgeable. He guided us through the process of selling our home, helping us price it appropriately and prepare it for sale. He was highly responsive and communicative throughout the process and always kept us up to date. He drove lots of interest in the house and ultimately got us multiple offers and sold it for well above the listing price! #TheDerekDifference indeed!

      - Drew M. - Gilroy, CA
    • Condo to Castle Properties did such an amazing job for us. They were with us for the entire process. From helping to decide what areas needed fixing and what would give us the most return for our investment to setting the right price for getting people through our door on open houses. They are the best. We not only got more than we were asking but we got more than we thought our home was worth. Every step of the process of selling our house was made better by Condo to Castle Properties.

      - Mark B. - Gilroy, CA
    • Derek was a huge asset in the sale of our rental home. Derek professionally staged our property, facilitated the 1031 Exchange Program and sold the property in 3 days at substantially over list price.All details of the transaction went smoothly with his detailed guidance. Derek is a true honest, hardworking professional that excels in networking, marketing and negotiations. I highly recommend Derek as a superior real estate sales expert!

      - Lori V. - Morgan Hill, CA
    • THE BEST! It's all in the details and that's what Derek pays attention to. Derek really goes out of his way to make sure every detail is taken care of. Derek was with us every step of the way. First of all... He alerted us to the availability of the property we wanted. (They were sold out at the time of our viewing). He helped us manage the loan officers, notaries, design agents, contractors, on and on. Derek even continued to support us after we had already closed on the property. We had to coordinate some repairs and corrections and he made himself available to make sure all of that was taken care of.Derek is extremely knowledgeable, truly cares about his clients, and gets things done the right way.Thanks for everything Derek!

      - Enrique R. - Morgan Hill, CA